Volunteering

You can volunteer in our Charity Shops or as a driver in our Wheels Community Transport

Charity Shops

Our shops in Coldstream, Duns and Eyemouth are always looking for volunteers to help out. Our volunteers include parents with young children, retired people, young people seeking work experience and part-time paid workers looking for more work hours to fill their week.

Our volunteers enjoy their time at the shops as it gives them the chance to meet people, make new friends, become part of a team and learn new skills while raising money for a worthwhile cause.

Volunteering need not interfere with your other commitments as our shop managers will do their best to fit you into rotas whenever it suits you best. We are looking for anyone over 16 years old who has a little time to spare.

“A great way to meet new people, many of whom feel like old friends”.

“After many years housebound, the shop gave me interaction and conversation. It has changed my life”.

“It’s been a very good work place for me as an unemployed person, to gain information and contacts, whilst helping increase my confidence before I get paid employment”.

Volunteering within our shops can involve; working either at the shop front or through in the back; sorting and pricing stock; helping with window displays; helping customers; or operating the till. If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Sharon on 01361 884652 or email: sharon.ferguson@bavs.org.uk.

Berwickshire Wheels

Are you:

  • Over 21 years old?
  • Under 70 years old?

Have you:

  • Held your licence for over 2 years?

Do you:

  • Enjoy driving & socialising?
  • Want to learn new skills?

If yes to the above and have any free time to spare, please consider joining our team.

By being a volunteer driver with Berwickshire Wheels you will:

  • Meet new people
  • Make new friends
  • Learn about a wide range of community groups across Berwickshire
  • Learn valuable new skills

“Volunteer driving is very worthwhile – it keeps my spirits up and gives me satisfaction knowing I am helping myself and others less fortunate”.

“It’s a great way to meet people, it is interesting, and you make a lot of friends from different backgrounds and of different ages”.

“It keeps me in touch with the community”.

 

Why is Berwickshire Wheels So Vital?

Due to the rural nature of Berwickshire, people who do not have access to any transport may have a hard time getting about, for things that we take for granted such as getting to a GP appointment, the shops for a pint of milk or visiting loved ones for special occasions.

Berwickshire Wheels makes a positive impact on the wellbeing of the people using the service – and those providing it too!

Demand for our services is ever increasing so we are always looking for new volunteer drivers to help us meet this demand.

If you, or someone you know, might be interested please do not hesitate to call Sharon our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01361 884652 or email: sharon.ferguson@bavs.org.uk.